|Exploring the Space Frontier - WGBH|
Sunita Williams, astronaut, NASA Sunita Williams shares her experience being a crew member of the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. While on the International Space Station, Williams set a world record for women with four spacewalks totaling 29 hours and 17 minutes. Williams has logged a total of 195 days in space. Wililams, a NASA Astronaut and Needham, Massachusetts native, gives this lecture on the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's Rice University speech about going to ...
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|Banned in Boston: The Silent Speech of Margaret Sanger - WGBH|
Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards reflects on the silencing of Margaret Sanger and the era that gave us the phrase, "Banned in Boston." "You all know that I have been gagged. I have been suppressed. I have been arrested numerous times. I have been hauled off to jail. Yet every time, more people have listened to me, more have protested, more have lifted their own voices." Thus read Arthur Schlesinger, Sr...
|Roxana Robinson: The Cost of Addiction - WGBH|
Roxana Robinson, writer Roxana Robinson tackles the subject of addiction, exploring its effects on the bonds of family. In her latest book, Cost: A Novel, Robinson brings her hallmark precision to the evocation of the emotional interiors of her characters.Roxana Robinson is the author of three novels and two short-story collections. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and Vogue...
|Tissue Engineering: Challenges of Imitating Nature - WGBH|
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology Imagine a world where we could engineer living tissues to cure a disease, heal an injury, or fix a broken heart. Tissue engineering combines the principles of biology, engineering and medicine to create biological substitutes of native tissues. Can we use engineered tissue to better understand our own bodies? What are the promises of this new technology? What are the roadblocks and controversies?This project is suppo...